[Beowulf] Companies contributing to the Linux kernel
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 13:11:29 PST 2007
I'd just want to point out there is a difference between "Linux" and
"[recent] Linux kernel development".
That said, thanks so much for your substantial contributions to ongoing
kernel development; that's important :-) and gratz on beating out Novell and
On 3/2/07, Greg Lindahl <greg.lindahl at qlogic.com> wrote:
> LWN recently did an article entitled "Who wrote 2.6.20?" It was a
> reponse to a Time magazine article which claimed that Linux was
> written by volunteers, when most of us know that most Linux kernel
> development is done by paid developers.
> In one of the charts he looked at all the changes to the kernel in the
> last year, and summed them up by company. The top companies were (drumroll
> (Unknown) 740990 29.5%
> Red Hat 361539 14.4%
> (None) 239888 9.6%
> IBM 200473 8.0%
> QLogic 91834 3.7%
> Novell 91594 3.6%
> Intel 78041 3.1%
> ... and we didn't even do our own distro! Hee hee.
> -- greg
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